Just as the data storage principle of hard disk drive, pictures and videos caught by your Galaxy or got with a phone are stored in device’s SD memory card. When you eliminate pictures or format your device, those deleted images or videos are not be erased actually, they are still there, in another type that is hidden and not reachable. The place where they originally occupied will be noted as empty area and wait for new data taking in. Hence, when you removed photos on your Galaxy by careless, first of all you should do is avoiding to use your cellphone to get or capture new photos to avoid the misplaced pictures from getting overwritten from the new ones. Get a qualified data recovery program for the Android phone to retrieve these kinds of deleted pics right away.

You could have a try with my recommendation: Wondershare Dr.fone for Android (Windows), which benefits with full capability retrieve lost or deleted images, videos, tunes, sms messages, contacts and even more from Android os based mobile phones and tablets. With it, you can easlily recover what you want from Galaxy without removing the SD card from your device. It will perform a deep scan on your mobile phone’s internal memory and exterior storage drive.


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For Mac users, we suggest Wondershare Photo Recovery for Mac, with it you can not only recover images, video and audio files from your Android device, but can recover them from Mac computer, camera and other handset storage devices.

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detailed step to restore pictures & vidoes from Samsung Galaxy S3/S4/S5 (For Windows user)


Firstly, Download, set up and launch the program on the computer. Connect your Android phone to the pc.


Step 1: Enable USB debugging

If your device can be detected by the software, you can straight skip to the next step. If not, you should to enable USB debugging on the Samsung phone at first.

There are 3 different ways to complete this work for different Android OS following:

1) For Android 2.3 or earlier: Enter “Settings” < Hit “Applications” < Click “Development” < Check “USB debugging”

2) For Android 3.0 to 4.1: Get into “Settings” < Click “Developer options” < Check “USB debugging”

3) For Android 4.2 or newer: Enter “Settings” < Press “About Phone” < Tap “Build number” for several times until getting a note “You are under developer mode” < Back to “Settings” < Click “Developer options” < Check “USB debugging”


Step 2: Analyze and scan your Device

Following the smartphone being detected by the software , please click button “Start” to start the files analysis. End analyzing, go to your phone and hit “Allow”, as well, hit the “Start” tab in the pc once. For you to go to the the third step .

Tip: The “Allow” button sometimes can look several times, click on it till it disappears. Do not be panic if this happens on your phone.


Step 3: Recover misplaced videos and photos from Samsung Galaxy

All scanned results is going to be organized by file types(including SMS, Contacts, pictures, Videos). You can select gallery and video files to preview in the right windows, and then hit “Recover” to store them on your computer.



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There has been cases when files on your Samsung phones or other devices (tablets, I pads, Androids etc) was mistakenly deleted, the files like pictures, messages, contact, music and video can still be retrieved by following the steps that will be highlighted later. Now, you observed there has been missing of some of your files you might panic and this might make you make some decision that might make you overwrite the information on your device. At that moment stop what you are doing so as not to overwrite the information because that will make the loss permanent. You must stop because all your files are still intact on your device so you don’t want to complicate the issue by overwritten it The next step is to get android data recovery (works on all Samsung android phones/tablet). These tools are very powerful tools or software to recover your videos, music, messages even contacts on your Samsung phones or your device.
Steps to recover your Files:

Step 1. Download Android data recovery  on your PC. Install and run it. Connect this to your Samsung phone via your USB cable.

Step 2. It will notice an hardware attached to it (your phone/device), this will need to enable USB debugging on your phone so it can be detected by the software. Then you have to choose the right way for it to work on your android device. These are the available versions and their debugging

a. Android 2.3 or earlier: Setting >>Application>>Development>>USB debugging

b. Android 3.0 to 4.1: Setting>>Developer option>>USB debugging

c. 4.2 or latest: Setting>>About phone>>Click “Build number” over and over till you receive this message ‘You are under developer mode’ Then go back to Settings>>Click “Developer option”>>USB debugging
Step 3. After step 2, your device must now have been detected by the software so you will now click “start button” to start a thorough analysis of your phone. Click “Allow” on your phone to allow the analytic tools to perform on your phone.
Step 4. After the whole analysis which might take some minutes, it will bring a lot of data which you need to choose the ones you wants recovered. Click all deleted files (pictures, videos, music etc) and click recover. So you have all your files back.
Note: Make sure you have charge your Samsung phone/device well before doing data recovery

Still thinking that mobile phones are just basic communication devices? May be you’ve not had an opportunity to interact with smartphones. Smartphones are more than just communication devices. Most smartphones are designed to provide advanced data processing capabilities to users. In simple terms, your smartphone can accomplish most of the tasks that your desktop or laptop computer can accomplish.

All smartphones can be converted into data stores. Photos, videos, documents, text messages, call logs, email messages, and contacts are popular examples of valuable data that people store on their phones. In the event that your phone gets lost, stolen or breaks, you can lose a lot of valuable data. Hence, there is need for a backup solution. Most smartphone platforms provide for easy backup solutions of any kind of data stored on the device. Let’s discuss the available android phone backup solutions.

Manual Backup

This is the simplest and the most basic backup solution. It involves transferring data like photos, video and documents between your smartphone and your computer. The smartphone must be connected to the PC via a USB cable. If your data is stored on a micro-SD card, you can opt to pluck it out of your phone and insert it into your PC. For Mac users, they need Android File Transfer tool installed on their computer.

Google Sync

Google has done an excellent job in providing a full android phone backup solution. With Google Sync, one can backup virtually every bit of data on their android smartphone, including things like app data and wifi passwords.

The process to Google sync is simple. You just go to Settings > Personal > Accounts > Google, then check everything that you would like to sync. On completing the process, a copy of all your valuable data will be stored on the remote and secure Google servers. You can restore the data from your account on any other device.

Third Party Backup Solutions

You might find that Google sync doesn’t backup all your important data such as game levels, SMS/ MMS messages, playlists, alarms, etc. This is where you should use third party software. The software schedules regular backups from your phone to either a remote server or your micro-SD card. A popular android phone backup app is MyBackup Pro.

You can also opt for third party software if you find manual backup or Google sync cumbersome. Moreover, third party software that does automatic data backup whenever you connect your smartphone to your PC is available.

Finally, there are other advanced backup solutions. For instance, Google Photos, Google+ (for photos), Google Drive (for documents and files), Google music and Picasa are popular solutions to android phone backup.